WHY SUMMIT HALL
Summit Hall ES is a title 1 in northern Montgomery County. After more than year working in down county, our team decided to expand up north
The Wonders of Math
Math is boring, right? Not really. Being unexpectedly one of the most popular stations, the wonders of math guides students in their exploration of the "intriguing" side of math. In this station, students can learn about the immense power of the subject and its various applications through solving fun questions in a trivia style. Largely involving logical thinking and the criticality of analysis, the questions are designed to train students' unique approaches to situations.
Robotics is much more than just programming or building -- it also comes with a wide variety of considerations.
What's the best way to do things? What do we want to achieve?How big, heavy, tall, can the robot be? How does the configuration of the robot affect the job? What kind of motors and sensors needed to be equipped?
Together, Lego Mindstorm places emphasis on imagination and techniques and familiarizes the students with this future tech.
Using Snap Circuits, students were able to construct mini circuits that could do a variety of tasks including playing music, launching disks into the air, and shining lights. During this process, students learned about the different components of a circuit such as the battery, resistor, and switches.
Fundamentally, what is sound? Using a simple setup, petri dishes, speakers, and water, students witnessed how sound can cause liquids to move in different ways. This is similiar to how humans hear, and why loud noises cause cause hearing damages and shockwaves.
Physical Excercise @ Home
There's really no excuse to not excercise regardless if it's raining or snowing! We showed students some physical excercises they could do at home regardless of the weather or types of equiptment they had. We also explained why these excercises are beneficial and what areas of the body benefited from that type of excercise.
Scratch is a program that teaches kids about the various aspects and cool features of programming. Kids programmed the cat, named scratch, running around, preforming a speech, or singing a song.
Americans don't recycle enough, and sometimes recycling can be a confusing process for many. Through a basketball style sorting game, students earned points for throwing waste in the correct bin. Along the way, students learned why some materials can be recycled and under what conditions they can be recycled. For instance, although aluminum can be recycled, one that is tainted with food cannot. An individual must wash it first before properly disposing it.
How hard is it to contain diseases from spreading? Students prevented diseases through vaccinating populations and quarantined groups of population in Penn State's VAX game. They learned about why vaccines are so important and how scientists best contain and prevent diseases from infecting large populations.
Experiencing VR allows students to look into worlds that are large and small, learning about the pines of Rome, to the stars in some of our most distant galaxies, and even down to looking down at the cellular and molecular level.